Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has already earmarked Zidane’s replacement after the loss against Barcelona in El Clasico
What’s the story?
Real Madrid might have German national team coach Joachim Low as their new manager next season according to latest reports from Spanish Daily AS. The loss in El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu has reportedly seen Zidane’s standing reduce in the Real Madrid board and Florentino Perez will sack the popular Frenchman if Real Madrid fail to win either the League or the Champions League.
The Real Madrid president has made it very clear that he expects a major trophy at the end of the season and failure to do so might cause the popular Frenchman his job with the World Cup winning manager earmarked to replace Zidane.
In case you didn’t know…
Florentino Perez has never been shy to sack managers. In fact, current Bayern Munich manager, Carlo Ancelotti was sacked the next season after winning ‘La Decima’. Other instances of Real Madrid letting top managers go ruthlessly include Vicente Del Bosque and Jupp Heynckes.
Although Low has a contract with the German board until 2020, Real Madrid are confident of luring the German to the Spanish capital. Other candidates who have been shortlisted to take over from Zidane include Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Also read: 4 underlying problems of Real Madrid that the Clasico exposed
The heart of the matter
After the loss against Barcelona, the games against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final take on a lot of importance and another loss against one of their arch rivals could dent Zidane’s credibility severely.